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What's the Azure TCO calculator

TCO - Total Cost of Ownership

The TCO calculator helps to estimate the cost savings of operating a system on Azure over time compared to operating in an on-premises datacentre.
The TCO calculator works in 3 steps:

  • Defining your workloads

  • Adjust assumptions, and

  • View report

Let's see how we can compare an on-premise sample workload costs versus Azure using the TCO calculator

- Define your workloads

  1. In a browser, go to TCO Calculator page

  2. Under Define your workloads, select Add server workload to add details of your on-premises server infrastructure

  3. Under Servers, set the value for each listed below
    Server 1 detailsServer 1 image

  4. Select Add server workload to make a row for a new servers workload definition
    server 2 detailsServer 2 image

  5. Under Storage, select Add storage and specify the below settings
    Storage paneStorage pane image

  6. Under Networking, set Outbound bandwidth to 15TB
    Outbound bandwidth

  7. Select Next

- Adjust assumptions
Explore the options and make any adjustments that you require to match your on-premises environment but here we would only specify the currency and leave the remaining fields at their default values
At the top of the page, select your currency

- Review the report
Update the timeframe and region with the settings below
To modify any information provided, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Back

  • As you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see a comparison of running your workloads in the datacentre versus on Azure.

  • To save or print a PDF copy of the report, select Download.


  • If you need to make adjustments, you can revisit the TCO Calculator to generate a fresh report

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